Entries in Dessert (5)
I've given up hating February, which I've been ranting about in earlier posts here and here. Instead I've been acting like its summer. Heading to Baranis, heating my room to 100 degrees, wearing shorts, looking at beaches, booking holidays and most importantly eating ice cream.
In my opinion theres only one truly great place to eat Ice Cream in London, although I'm always looking for more suggestions if anyone has any.
I had always considered Frozen Yoghurt (or Fro-Yo as they call it in California) as ice cream for people who cant afford the calories ice cream has and really, where is the fun in that? Given 99% of what I eat is made up of the foods in the list above, I wasnt convinced Fro-Yo was for me. I mean, it really is good for you. Its low calorie, fat-free, filled with calcium and protein and active probiotic cultures, whatever those are.
So I was shocked that I liked it. In fact, it tastes so good I'm still convinced its probably doing something bad to my body.
The Snog venue The Boyfriend and I decided to test was their Soho branch. We headed there on a Friday night, mainly because it was closer than Gelupo from Barrafina, where we had been dining for the evening. The place is funky. Lots of bright colours and lights that change colour.
Snogs come in 4 different flavours:
- spiced apple
- and green tea
To be honest, they all taste fairly similar. Bar the green tea which just tastes bad. With your snog you can have a variety of toppings from the "naughty" - brownies, oreos and the like, to the good - fruit. In the winter there is also a variety of hot toppings.
Snog is a nice way to finish a meal because it doesnt weigh you down, but instead is refreshing, like a palate cleanser.
The store is in Covent Garden on Exeter Street and decked out in an almost 50s-ish style. Note, the cute milk bottles with flowers in. The staff are great, very chatty and here they serve ice cream sundaes (unavailable online) for only 3.50.
The Boyfriend and I opted for a brownie sundae (although it felt like there was about 3 brownies), with vanilla ice cream, butterscotch and M&Ms. It was heavenly. Giant portions, freshly baked brownie, creamy farmhouse ice cream and sweet butterscotch.
I even ordered two cookies for breakfast the next day, because when the cookies are this good, its never too early for cookies either.